The Agony Anarchists (Renegado, Mendo, Sofie, and newest member Full of Questions!) return to review a movie that they thought was Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, but instead turned out to be a shameless Bollywood ripoff of Richard Donner’s first Superman movie. They already survived the Filipino Batman and the Turkish Spider-Man, but can they get through this one? Watch and find out!
Tagged: Comic Book Movies and TV Shows
Sofie went to the theater once again, and now feels very, very conflicted about the new Superman movie.
The first flying sequence is worth the price of admission all on its own. The scope and sense of wonder it evokes is overwhelming, as Superman rockets across the globe, through the clouds, and into space, grinning all the while. Because how can you not have fun when you’re Superman? I caught myself unconsciously whispering, “make me believe, make me believe” in a disturbingly erotic fashion that I’m sure was very uncomfortable for those sitting next to me.
Tom reviews the pilot of ABC’s relationship-oriented take on the Man of Steel, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, which, despite taking some liberties with the source material (Lex Luthor has hair?), turned out to be a moderately entertaining series.
The Porn Critic steps out of his Porn Critic persona for his very first non-porn, totally safe-for-work movie review! Superman III is widely considered one of the worst Superman films, but in actuality, it’s comedy genius. Watch the review and find out why!
Solkir reviews one of his favorite movies, Superman vs. The Elite, an animated film where Superman takes a stand against a team of anti-heroes who brutally kill their enemies. He also talks about why, contrary to the opinions of many, Superman is f*cking awesome!
Before Samuel L. Jackson, Marvel’s Avengers, and ABC’s upcoming Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., there was an attempt to bring a live-action Nick Fury to life, starring none other than the Hoff himself. This pilot never became a series, but we did get David Hasselhoff being David Hasselhoff for 90 minutes. What more do you need?
Solkir reviews Wesley Snipes as the vampire hunter Blade, based on the Marvel Comics character who first appeared in the Tomb of Dracula series. So, it’s a story about killing vampires, but the slayer is a dude? Weird.
It’s been a while, but Sofie’s making a comeback with a new series of short videos simply recommending movies that she happens to like. First up is Kick-Ass, the superhero action comedy based on the comic book of the same name, starring Aaron Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz, and Nicolas Cage.
Solkir reviews the dumb (yet fascinating) Steel, starring Shaquille O’Neal as a weapons designer who grows a conscience and designs a powerful suit of armor so he can be a superhero. In the comics, Steel’s origin was tied up in the ’90s Death of Superman saga, but there’s no sign of Superman here. Instead, we get Judd Nelson, the Not-Oracle, and a brand new dialect created by future sex tape star Ray J.
Tom is back to take more questions from the public about Spider-Man 3, and explain why he thinks it’s an awesome movie, with great action scenes and great villains! Yes, even Venom.
Solkir presents his own abridged version of Spawn, the movie version of the Image Comics character that personified the dark/edgy superhero aesthetic of the ’90s. A military assassin is murdered by Martin Sheen and sent to hell, but makes a deal with the devil to come back as a powerful “Hellspawn”. But no hell could possibly be worse than this movie’s piss-poor CGI.
Solkir reviews one of the stupidest superhero movies ever made, Batman & Robin. But instead of screaming for twenty minutes about the terrible puns, he attempts to analyze this film in a more logical, detached way, and discovers… it’s still horrible.
So by now, most of you probably have had a chance to see Iron Man 3. Which is good, because I don’t want to just beat around the bush for four paragraphs and end up saying little more than “it’s really good, but I can’t be too specific on why”.
Tom struggles to find positive things to say about
Blade: Trinity, the third installment in the vampire hunter franchise starring Wesley Snipes, Jessica Biel, and Ryan Reynolds. He delves into the making of the film, its two alternate endings, and answers more questions from the public!
In this monumental episode, the DVD Shelf celebrates the lighter side of the Dark Knight by delving deep into the 1966 Batman movie starring Adam West and Burt Ward, including lots of insight into the classic TV series and the dire state of comic books at the time. Also, David reveals additional DVD titles that no ’60s Bat-fan should be without!
We know what you’re thinking: Superman: The Movie has a great cast, an iconic score, and awesome special effects. Isn’t this movie too good to make fun of, and obsessively nitpick over? To that we say: Welcome to the Agony Booth! Is this your first time here?
It’s the debut of the Graphic Novel Picture Show, where your host Solkir presents a retrospective of the history of comic book movies! In this episode, he looks at Jim Carrey and Cameron Diaz
in the 1994 adaptation of the Dark Horse comic The Mask, about a guy who puts on the Mask of Loki and gains the ability to alter reality, and discusses how the movie measures up to its source material.
Sofie got lucky, because a certain big blockbuster was released a little bit earlier in Denmark: Namely, the long anticipated Marvel film Iron Man 3, which marks the end of a trilogy… for now.
This episode, Sofie is joined by Joey Tedesco to discuss a show they both hate with a passion: the 2012 animated series Ultimate Spider-Man, which has nothing to do with Marvel’s line of Ultimate comics, or its regular comics, or anything Spider-Man related for that matter.